1827-1885Samuel Jones was an entrepreneur. He constructed Constitution Hall in 1856 and it is now a National Landmark. He was appointed Sheriff of Douglas County, Kansas, in 1856 by Territorial Governor Daniel Woodson. Sheriff Jones enforced the laws of the Kansas Territorial Legislature which caused much hardship and anguish on Free-State settlers. He was shot in the back in Lawrence by Free State/Abolition forces and as a result of this action, he retaliated by sacking many buildings in Lawrence in 1856. After a disagreement with Governor Geary in 1857 over treatment of Free State prisoners, he resigned the position and moved La Mesilla, New Mexico.
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|Date Added||Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 292764 N 4324560|
|Decimal Degrees||39.04555000, -95.39463333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 2.733', W 95° 23.678'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 2' 43.98" N, 95° 23' 40.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 315 Elmore St, Lecompton KS 66050, US|
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